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Upcoming Events

  • Collaborative Journalism Summit Washington DC meet-up

    June 6th, 2023  1:30 PM PDT - 3:00 PM PDT
    School of Media and Public Affairs, 805 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA

    We'll meet on the patio of the School of Media and Public Affairs, on the sidelines of the Collaborative Media Summit! Come say hello and get your gold star for editing!
    (If it's raining, we'll step right inside. Look for the table signs.)

    See all of our events.

  • INN in Washington DC edit-a-thon

    June 8th, 2023  2:15 PM PDT - 4:15 PM PDT
    University Student Center, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA

    Join us at the Institute for Nonprofit News' annual conference, INN Days, in the Great Hall at 5:15 PM to do some Wikipedia editing! 

    We will be meeting, greeting, and editing biographies at the conference. We will have a table and sign up, so whether you have time to write a whole article, or just stop by and say hello, we'd love to see you there!

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Volunteers with Women Do News collaborate on creating Wikipedia entries for women journalists during an edit-a-thon in New York City.

Our Mission: Women Do News works to raise the visibility of women journalists by increasing the quantity and enhancing the quality of their Wikipedia entries.

Why it matters: Visibility on Wikipedia is paramount in driving gender parity in journalism leadership. Presently, fewer than 20% of Wikipedia biographies are females and this imbalance extends to women in journalism, negatively impacting the perception about their contributions to the field. 

Background: Women journalists are underrepresented on Wikipedia, one of the most-visited English language websites in the world. This leads to issues related to safety, credibility, recognition, and income. The Women Do News project grew out of a 2019 cohort of journalists participating in Take The Lead, a leadership training program co-founded by Gloria Feldt. It has since evolved to partner with other allies at universities and journalism groups to identify worthy women journalists for biographies, train editors, and add Wikipedia entries to even the playing field on this important platform. We are now part of a nonprofit, Bay City News Foundation, to support this work. Help us if you can.

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